Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Aug 2010 18:49 UTC
Internet & Networking Not too long ago Adobe started a "We love Apple" campaign, as a response to Apple's continuous negative remarks about the company. With Flash 10.1 slowly but surely appearing on more and more mobile devices, it seems like the company just doesn't care about it any more. Adobe's CEO Shantanu Narayen has said they've "moved on".
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umccullough
Member since:
2006-01-26

That is the other issue with it and one that can't be held against any platform since it affects all of them. Security on the local machine that does not trust the local machine owner just doesn't work. It's the very definition of security theater; mean to feel safe rather than be safe.


Yup, but for the time-being, the content producers *think* they're safe - or at least, they feel relatively secure that very few individuals know how to rip their content from an encrypted stream.

It's quite maddening.

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

They know their movies are ripped easily from dvds and torrented but they still prefer some protection to none when it comes to streaming. The arguments for moving away from Flash just aren't very strong from the producer's point of view. It isn't as if Adobe gets a cut from each stream.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

And, I mean ignorance in the "lacks relevant information" rather than an insult. Bless them for it because it's maintaining some amount of fair use for the consumer. As a security geek though, I also have to recognize that false security is even worse than no security at all. DVDs should be rip-able; I bought the content on disk, I retain fair use to watch that content on any device so long as I have the physical disk. In terms of flash though, it's not even that some users can get the content; with Download Helper, anyone can, and does, do it. The embedded flash object becomes a download link you can watch while you wait.

It's a theater show.

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